“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.“-Zig Ziglar
I always loved listening to Zig and enjoyed reading his books over the years. He was definitely a true winner, what a great example he was!
I believe that we are all born to win, but in order to win, there is a process. I love these three steps that Zig speaks about. In order to submit to this process, it’s important to believe that you are a winner and that you deserve success in your life. You have to believe it in order to achieve it. Starting today, if you are not doing this already, when you get up in the morning, give yourself a pep talk and look in the mirror and tell that person in the glass what an awesome winner they are.
Once you have the belief, the next step is to submit to the process of winning. There is no doubt about it that winning needs to have a process. Let’s break these steps down.
1) Plan to Win
In order to achieve success and win, you have to have a clear vision of exactly what you want. There are goals that need to be set. I’m talking about specific, detailed goals; basically, targets. The success process is all about setting goals. There has to be a precise WHY you are doing what you are doing, this way we can measure how we are progressing. It can’t just be about making money.
When you have a positive vision and goals, it will create an excitement and a burning desire to achieve your dreams.
Also keep in mind that having a firm foundation is very important in order to achieve success. Zig focused on honesty, character, faith, integrity, love, and loyalty. By having a foundation built on these qualities, your success will be long-term and not short-lived.
2) Prepare to Win
In order to achieve success and become a winner, you have to equip yourself properly. Get the right knowledge and support and surround yourself with people that are going to take you to the levels of success you desire.
Preparation is important—knowledge breeds confidence. Once you’ve achieved different success levels, set new goals and keep growing. Because when you stop growing, you begin to shrink. Learn your industry and have strong, successful, positive mentors in your life. Life is all about moving forward and expanding. Read books and listen to inspirational messages daily.
3) Expect to Win
If you examine some of the great sports heroes, you will find that every time they go out and play, they expect to win. They understand that they will fail but the failing is part of growing. Their confidence brings out confidence in their teammates also.
If you plan to win and you are prepared to win, this will help you in expecting to win. The confidence comes in positive expectation. When you are prepared and you know you have made a positive plan, you start to expect to have a positive outcome.
Take a look back at the times in your life where you won, where you experienced success. I’m quite confident that you will be able to pick out these three steps which helped you succeed. It takes a true commitment to becoming a winner. You were born to win, don’t ever forget that. It doesn’t come easy, you just have to submit to the process. Never give up and never look back.
Have a week of winning!
Regional Sales Manager RMSNPC